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Two of the most helpful guides to places in [[Portal:Nebraska|Nebraska]] are:  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Nebraska|Nebraska]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Nebraska_Gazetteers|Nebraska Gazetteers]]''
  
Fitzpatrick, Lillian Linder. ''Nebraska Place Names.''. . . New edition. Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press, 1960. (Family History Library book 978.2 E5f.)
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== Record Synopsis  ==
  
Perkey, Elton A. Perkey' s ''Nebraska Place Names.'' Lincoln, Nebraska: Nebraska State Historical Society, 1982. (Family History Library book 978.2 E2p; film 1035665; fiche 6051307.) <!-- Tidy found serious XHTML errors -->
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A gazetteer is defined as "a geographical dictionary."<ref>''Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary'', 10th ed., "gazetteer."</ref>&nbsp;Gazetteers typically list the names of towns, settlements, villages, districts, rivers, and mountains within a specified region.&nbsp;They may also provide&nbsp;geographical description,&nbsp;historical data, and biographical information&nbsp;about early residents. Gazetteers&nbsp;can be&nbsp;helpful for finding&nbsp;places that may or may not show up on a map. They are&nbsp;also useful for determining jurisdictions where records might be kept. For more information about gazetteers in general, see [[United States Gazetteers]].  
  
[[Category:Nebraska]]
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== Publications  ==
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Two of the most helpful guides to places in [[Nebraska|Nebraska]] are:
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*Fitzpatrick, Lillian Linder. ''Nebraska Place Names.''. . . New edition. Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press, 1960. {{FHL|189843|title-id|disp=FHL book 978.2 E5f}}.
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*Perkey, Elton A. Perkey' s ''Nebraska Place Names.'' Lincoln, Nebraska: Nebraska State Historical Society, 1982. {{FHL|56207|title-id|disp=FHL book 978.2 E2p; FHL film 1035665; FHL fiche 6051307}}.
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For river landings, see:
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*Adams, Louis A. ''Adam's Directory of Points and Landings on Rivers and Bayous in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin.'' (includes Tennessee) New Orleans&nbsp;: W.L. Murray, 1877. Digital version at [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924095607135 Internet Archive].
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== Online Resources  ==
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The Nebraska State Historical Society has created&nbsp;a database entitled [http://www.nebraskahistory.org/databases/gazetteer.shtml 1890/1911 Gazetteer Index].&nbsp;Researchers&nbsp;are able to search by Name, City, and/or Year (1890 or 1911)&nbsp;for listings. Entries include name, city, year, page and reel number.
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Record Synopsis

A gazetteer is defined as "a geographical dictionary."[1] Gazetteers typically list the names of towns, settlements, villages, districts, rivers, and mountains within a specified region. They may also provide geographical description, historical data, and biographical information about early residents. Gazetteers can be helpful for finding places that may or may not show up on a map. They are also useful for determining jurisdictions where records might be kept. For more information about gazetteers in general, see United States Gazetteers.

Publications

Two of the most helpful guides to places in Nebraska are:

For river landings, see:

  • Adams, Louis A. Adam's Directory of Points and Landings on Rivers and Bayous in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin. (includes Tennessee) New Orleans : W.L. Murray, 1877. Digital version at Internet Archive.

Online Resources

The Nebraska State Historical Society has created a database entitled 1890/1911 Gazetteer Index. Researchers are able to search by Name, City, and/or Year (1890 or 1911) for listings. Entries include name, city, year, page and reel number.

References

  1. Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th ed., "gazetteer."